Stephen "Nick" Markobrad

October 5, 1953 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 64)

Stephen “Nick” Markobrad passed away unexpectedly in Crete, IL on May 10, 2018.  He was born on October 5, 1953 the son of Peter and Rae Markobrad.   He is survived by his wife Sherry Markobrad nee Fell as well as his children Samuel Markobrad of Chicago, IL and Claire (Jeff) Cowan of Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  Also surviving are his siblings Brad (Karie) Markobrad of Brookfield, IL, Syndy (Greg) Nugent of Winthrop Harbor, IL, and Diane (Larry) Edwards of Beach Park, IL, nephew Alex Nugent of Denver CO, uncle Joe Zupan of Winthrop Harbor, IL, his mother Rae Markobrad nee Winter of Zion, IL, many loving family members, friends, neighbors, and his loyal companion "Trace".  He is proceeded in death by his father.  Nick enjoyed gardening, reading, boating, golfing, camping and had a great passion for helping others.  Nick worked more than 40 years in the fence and guardrail industry for USS Cyclone Fence, GF Structures in Chicago and had his own consulting business.  He was also an active member of ASTM, helping to implement standards and specifications for materials in the industry.

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